Iodine and Arsenic, 809 Queen West, 416-681-0577, www.iodineandarsenic.com
Iodine and Arsenic owner Julie Nadalin 's 15-month-old daughter, Elektra, is taking a stroller snooze in the middle of her Queen West salon and beauty boutique. Four months ago, Nadalin shuffled the six-and-a-half-year-old business one block east, and Elektra's fellow stylish Trinity Bellwoods tots have become a common sight in the new store. The 'hood's hive of trendy moms has caught on to Iodine's baby-friendly vibe and stop by for a cut while juniors jiggle in the in-house bouncy chair.
Nadalin's original punky aesthetic thrives amid the portable play yard and dripping drool. Black, devil-horned rubber duckies and hand-ripped and knotted 80s-style Ts speak to a mommy clientele that's more rocked out than yummy. The homemade collection of bath, body and cosmetic products are cooked up with natural, enviro-friendly ingredients and frugally priced for family-minded and satisfied-to-be-child-free beauty shoppers alike. Iodine picks: Lavender and lemongrass soap bars are cleansing crack for scented sudsers, $6; calming facial sera come in three formulations for different skin types, $25; a bottle of lavender, lemongrass, orange or rosemary body lotion gets filled to its brim, $15.
Look for: A salon menu that looks like a "Do not disturb" sign, featuring cuts priced from $45 to $50.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday noon to 8 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.